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On Friday, January 25, at 7:30 PM, Seth Russell (DMA ’20) performs in Beerthoven’s He-Brews: Klezmer, German and Yiddish Songs, which explores music with Jewish themes, from the celebratory sounds of klezmer, to the meditative music of Yom Kippur, to memorializing songs of the Holocaust.

Beerthoven Concert Series is a down-to-earth, approachable celebration of classical song, chamber music, and beer; a quirky mixture of Bach and Doppelbock in a unique and intimate setting. Beerthoven finds its inspiration in the musical and festive events at the Austin Saengerrunde as well as the private “salon” concerts of Beethoven’s own time. All Beerthoven events feature live classical music, free beer, and other refreshments. There is no backstage area here; audience members may even find themselves standing in line for beer with the performers.

For ticket, venue and more information, visit
www.beerthoven.com.

This weekend, on Sunday, January 20, at 2pm, Austin Camerata presents CelloFest! at the Georgetown Public Library. Artistic Director Daniel Kopp (MM ’18) brings together twelve cellists for a celebration of the cello. Former and present Longhorn Cellists include: Christina An (DMA ’20), Matt Armbruster (MM ’17), Cory Blais (MM ’19), Ray Kim (DMA ’19), Kelvin Lee (MM ’19), Matthew Gustavson (MM ’20) and Seth Russell (DMA ’21). Works will include Julius Klengel’s Hymnus, Astor Piazzolla’s Fuga y Misterioso and Heitor Villa-Lobo’s Bachianas Braseileras No. 1.

Founded in 2017, Austin Camerata is a festival that reimagines chamber music and reaches new audiences through unconventional concerts, artistic collaborations, and community engagements.

For ticket, venue, parking and more information, visit www.austincamerata.com.

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On Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, Nora Karakousoglou (DMA ’16) appears with the Austin Chamber Music Center in “It’s All Greek to Me.” Nora performs works by Beethoven, Ravel and Christos Hatzis with violinist Sonja Larson and pianist and ACMC artistic director Michelle Schumann. See the ACMC’s spotlight on Nora here. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit austinchambermusic.org.

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This past season, Doug Machiz (MM ’11) and his San Francisco-based Friction Quartet released its debut album, Resolve, which features the Haydn “Emperor” Quartet, Britten String Quartet No. 2, and Friction by Roger Briggs. The quartet also performed George Crumb’s Black Angels at Carnegie Hall on their Sixties Festival. Through the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music, the quartet performed for every student in grades 3-5 in San Francisco public schools. They completed a fundraising campaign to commission six new works, including UT Alumni Max Stoffregen, as well as Canadian composer, Nicole Lizée and British composer, Piers Hellawell. And, over the summer, Friction completed residencies at Lunenburg Academy of Music and Performance in Nova Scotia, Interlochen Summer Camp, and New Music for Strings Festival in Denmark.

More about Doug and the Friction Quartet…

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Next Friday, November 3, at 8:00pm, at Imagine Art, Tetractys, founded by Matthew Armbruster (MM ’16) and James Burch (DMA ’16), presents its third composer portrait, a program dedicated to the work of a single composer. This installment focuses on Nina C. Young, recently-appointed professor of composition at the Butler School of Music. On the program are Nina’s l’heure bleu for flute and viola, Sun Propeller for violin and electronics, Memento Mori for String Quartet, and an excerpt from Making Tellus: An Opera for the Anthropocene.

For venue, ticket and more information, visit
www.tetractysnewmusic.com.

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About Nina Young…

Today is Prof. Tsang’s teacher Aldo Parisot‘s 100th Birthday!

A graduate of Yale University, the Brazilian-born American pedagogue Aldo Parisot joined the music school teaching faculty in 1958—also later holding distinguished teaching positions at the Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. This past July, after 60 years on the faculty, Parisot officially retired from his position at the Yale School of Music.

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During its twenty-first season, the Balcones Community Orchestra and conductor Robert Radmer welcome back two Longhorn cellists to perform the two beloved Haydn cello concertos. On September 23, 2018, Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) performs the Concerto for Cello in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2. On Sunday, November 18, 2018, Ying Zhang (DMA ’16) performs the Concerto for Cello in C major, Hob. VIIb/1. For venue, ticket and more information, visit www.bcorchestra.net.

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This month, Seulki Lee (DMA ’19) participates in the 2018 Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, where she will have the opportunity to collaborate with Sir Simon Rattle, Duncan Ward and Peter Eötvös, the world premiere of whose new composition commissioned by the Roche Commissions will be performed by the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy. She will work with such artists as the percussionist and composer-in-residence Fritz Hauser and the pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich. And in addition to key works of Modernism by György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann, she will focus intensively on the creative legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen, who would have celebrated his 90th birthday in 2018, through performances of such important scores as Gruppen and Inori. At the end of the program, with the Academy Orchestra, Seulki will travel beyond Lucerne to tour Hamburg, Berlin, and Paris.

For more information, visit www.lucernefestival.ch.

Jonathan Dexter (MM ’05) has been appointed as Interim Professor of Cello at the School of Music at Pennsylvania State University. He fills in for Kim Cook, who is on sabbatical for the 2018-19 school year.

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